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Janne Teller

Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has written several award-winning novels that have been translated into a number of languages. Nothing is the winner of the prestigious Best Children’s Book Award from the Danish Cultural Ministry and is also a Printz Award Honor Book in the United States. Janne lives in New York City and Denmark.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Courage is to do what I fear doing

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am, here at my desk in New York City; only it'd be fiction coming out of my fingers.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Love scares me to death ... but I can't live without it.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Overcoming my child hood with my sanity intact and no resentments.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Trying to change the world ...; more seriously: being involved with international politics somehow, at some level or other. Otherwise, Reading, walking around the city, talking with friends, opera, travel (particularly by car), sitting in café's reading, watching people, discussing small and big matters with friends ...

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